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A Data-Driven Approach to Neighborhood Stabilization
News 21 hours ago
A Data-Driven Approach to Neighborhood Stabilization

Overused phrases such as "data-driven analysis" and "data-based decisions" are empty buzzwords unless individuals and institutions actually give...

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News 22 hours ago
Single-Family Rental Market Stabilizes

According to the latest data from CoreLogic's Single-Family Rental Index, single-family rents increased 2.9% year-over-year in March 2019, up from...

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News 1 day ago
California Affordable Housing Bill Stalls—What Now?

California is facing a housing shortage, an issue lawmakers are seeking to resolve, but the California state senate has blocked Sen. Scott Wiener's...

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California Mortgage Company Looks to Improve Efficiency, Reduce Risks

The California-based First American Mortgage Solutions, LLC, part of the First American family of companies, announced the launch of its RegsData...

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SLK Global Appoints New Mortgage Business Leader
News 4 days ago
SLK Global Appoints New Mortgage Business Leader

Dallas-based SLK Global Solutions (SLK), a business process transformation enterprise has announced the appointment of a new leader for its U. S....

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Investing in Built-for-Rent Homes

The number of single-family homes built-for-rent declined at the start of 2019, according to the latest data from the National Association of...

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News 5 days ago
The State of SFR Investments

The market for single-family rental (SFR) securitizations continued to grow month over month. It increased to 4.7% in March from 4.2%, according to...

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The Gap Between Default and Settlement
News 6 days ago
The Gap Between Default and Settlement

Last month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued a 60-page opinion which addressed claims brought by borrowers,...

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News 1 week ago
App Connects Investors With Foreclosure Auctions

Verifyd's new bidder app will allow prospective buyers to participate in foreclosure auctions remotely. "For over 100 years, the foreclosure...

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5 Ways to Bridge a Racial Homeownership Gap
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5 Ways to Bridge a Racial Homeownership Gap

A new report by the Urban Institute has given insights into five common sense solutions to increase homeownership rates among African-Americans....

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MQMR Hires Jeff Christensen
News 1 week ago
MQMR Hires Jeff Christensen

The California-based mortgage compliance service provider, Mortgage Quality Management and Research, (MQMR) has announced the appointment of Jeff...

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News 1 week ago
Americans Continue to Bet on Real Estate Investment

According to a Gallup poll, it's real estate, not stocks, that are considered to be the best investment. The poll indicates that 35% of Americans...

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The Age of the Super-Servicer
News 2 weeks ago
The Age of the Super-Servicer

Editor's note: This feature originally appeared in the May edition of DS News, out now. Despite mixed reviews for what 2019 has in store for the...

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Law Firms and Mortgage Servicers Convene in Dallas
News 2 weeks ago
Law Firms and Mortgage Servicers Convene in Dallas

On Tuesday, the Five Star Institute hosted various default servicing industry experts at the 2019 Legal League 100 Spring Servicer Summit. The...

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Redfin Mortgage Expands to Florida, Maryland and Tennessee
News 2 weeks ago
Redfin Mortgage Expands to Florida, Maryland and Tennessee

Redfin Mortgage, LLC is now offering loans to homebuyers in Florida, Maryland and Tennessee. Redfin Mortgage is a subsidiary of Redfin. Redfin...

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The Resurgence and Risks of Adjustable-Rate Mortgages
News 2 weeks ago
The Resurgence and Risks of Adjustable-Rate Mortgages

Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARM) are making a resurgence, despite how risky borrowers saw them post-crisis. The Washington Post reports that post...

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Re-Evaluating the Traditional Appraisal
News 2 weeks ago
Re-Evaluating the Traditional Appraisal

After the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) sent a letter requested raising the threshold for requiring manual appraisals from $250,000 to $400...

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Law Firms and Mortgage Servicers to Meet at Spring Summit
News 2 weeks ago
Law Firms and Mortgage Servicers to Meet at Spring Summit

The Five Star Institute will host various default servicing industry experts at the 2019 Spring Servicer Summit, to be held May 6-7 at the Adolphus...

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News 3 weeks ago
New Regional Office Announced for National Mortgage Lender

Planet Home Lending, LLC, a national mortgage lender and servicer, opened a regional office in Irving, Texas. As the company's first Regional...

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Taking Legislative Action Against Foreclosure Challenges

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, aiming to reverse the state's ongoing foreclosure crisis, signed what he called a "bipartisan legislative package" of...

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Measuring Mortgage-Backed Securities Volumes
News 3 weeks ago
Measuring Mortgage-Backed Securities Volumes

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas released its Q1 2019 financial results on Tuesday. The Bank reported a $58.4 million for the quarter. The Bank...

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Freddie Mac, Appraisal Institute Offer Manufactured Housing Valuation Training
News 3 weeks ago
Freddie Mac, Appraisal Institute Offer Manufactured Housing Valuation Training

Freddie Mac and the Appraisal Institute recently announced a partnership to help real estate appraisers to value manufactured homes. The training...

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Fannie Mae Honors Mortgage Company for Second Consecutive Year
News 3 weeks ago
Fannie Mae Honors Mortgage Company for Second Consecutive Year

Freedom Mortgage Corporation, a full-service, non-bank mortgage companies that specializes in VA and government-insured lending, has received...

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News 3 weeks ago
Black, Hispanic Communities Still Feel Burden of Housing Crisis

A new report by Zillow states that 31.4% of all foreclosures that occurred between January 2007 and December 2015 occurred in predominantly black...

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Mortgage Servicing Professionals Meet With HUD for Policy Discussion
News 3 weeks ago
Mortgage Servicing Professionals Meet With HUD for Policy Discussion

Capping off a week of meetings between mortgage servicing professionals and related government agencies in Washington, D. C., on Thursday,...

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Charting the Path Forward for Mortgage Servicing
News 3 weeks ago
Charting the Path Forward for Mortgage Servicing

During an annual meeting of the National Mortgage Servicing Association (NMSA) in Washington, D. C., Wes Iseley, Senior Managing Director at...

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News 4 weeks ago
Rate Growth Shifts as Delinquencies Drop

Servicers are likely to see monthly mortgage payments rise at a slower rate in 2019, according to the latest data from CoreLogic. While the median...

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Delgado & HUD's Carson Discuss Housing Industry Challenges
News 4 weeks ago
Delgado & HUD's Carson Discuss Housing Industry Challenges

Leaders from the mortgage industry are engaging in an open dialogue with their government peers during the annual Five Star Government Forum in...

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Taking Mortgage Servicing Into the Digital Age
News 1 month ago
Taking Mortgage Servicing Into the Digital Age

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac approved RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation to service and purchase electronic promissory notes, or eNotes,...

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News 1 month ago
Taxing Issues in the World of Real Estate Investors

Since the introduction of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act in 2017, many real estate investors have wondered how these new rules and incentives affect their...

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